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Old 01-06-2010, 11:23 PM
 
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I don't think it's country just because it's in the South. The reason I think Atlanta is kind of country (and really it's my mom who thinks it is when she comes to visit me) is because there are mailboxes on the curb. You only see that in rural areas where I'm from. Also, there are a lot of overgrown lots and instead of cutting the grass in a lot of places here they jus put up a sign that says "DOT Wildflower Project" which always cracks my mom up. We rarely see overgrown areas in OH, even in rural areas because people cut grass and take care of the landscape in that sense whereas here landscaping is ignored and it is left to be wild so that is kind of country. It doesn't really have anything to do with population it's just the look and feel of the place and when people are used to a city being one way and looking clean and in order and they go to another city that is suppose to be more metropolitan, they expect the same look, yet more refined and not overgrown and wild looking.

Mailboxes on the street and wildflowers, huh?
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:48 PM
 
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I don't think it's country just because it's in the South. The reason I think Atlanta is kind of country (and really it's my mom who thinks it is when she comes to visit me) is because there are mailboxes on the curb. You only see that in rural areas where I'm from. Also, there are a lot of overgrown lots and instead of cutting the grass in a lot of places here they jus put up a sign that says "DOT Wildflower Project" which always cracks my mom up. We rarely see overgrown areas in OH, even in rural areas because people cut grass and take care of the landscape in that sense whereas here landscaping is ignored and it is left to be wild so that is kind of country. It doesn't really have anything to do with population it's just the look and feel of the place and when people are used to a city being one way and looking clean and in order and they go to another city that is suppose to be more metropolitan, they expect the same look, yet more refined and not overgrown and wild looking.

And where do you Live? because I dont see that where I live?
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:16 PM
 
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I'm not sure I understand why a DOT Wildflower project is being ridiculed. The flowers are simply beautiful when they are in bloom - I will accept the overgrown appearance in order to get a field of flowers any day...and it doesn't make sense to label that as "country".
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:26 PM
 
Location: East Cobb
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I'm not sure I understand why a DOT Wildflower project is being ridiculed. The flowers are simply beautiful when they are in bloom - I will accept the overgrown appearance in order to get a field of flowers any day...and it doesn't make sense to label that as "country".
Agreed. The part about mailboxes being "country" has me puzzled too. I've visited other parts of the country and seen the standard USPS mailboxes on suburban streets. I'm Canadian and haven't been everywhere in the US, obviously, but before this thread I'd assumed that those mailboxes would be pretty standard, nation-wide. They're not?
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Agreed. The part about mailboxes being "country" has me puzzled too. I've visited other parts of the country and seen the standard USPS mailboxes on suburban streets. I'm Canadian and haven't been everywhere in the US, obviously, but before this thread I'd assumed that those mailboxes would be pretty standard, nation-wide. They're not?
In many parts of suburban and urban Ohio, the mailboxes are on the houses, and the postman puts the mail in a bag and walks from house to house for delivery.
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:50 PM
 
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In many parts of suburban and urban Ohio, the mailboxes are on the houses, and the postman puts the mail in a bag and walks from house to house for delivery.
That sounds much more country to me...kinda like Mayberry.

I've lived in neighborhoods where the mail is delivered on foot to mailboxes on houses...I've also lived in neighborhoods where the mail is delivered by vehicle to mailboxes on the street. I never thought about either one being more "country" than the other - they are simply different methods of delivery based on the placement of the mailboxes. Currently, my mailbox in on the street by my driveway, but my nextdoor neighbor's in on her house. I guess it varies in some places.
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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That sounds much more country to me...kinda like Mayberry.
Yeah, the city where I grew up in suburban Cleveland is still much more Mayberry than my current location, although there is nothing country about it (the houses are about 10 feet apart) - kids still ride their bikes to the store, santa comes around on a firetruck to pass out candy canes, there are parades every holiday that everybody walks to, not a murder in as long as I can remember, etc.
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:29 AM
 
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In many parts of suburban and urban Ohio, the mailboxes are on the houses, and the postman puts the mail in a bag and walks from house to house for delivery.

It's like this in the suburban/urban Northeast as well.
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Old 01-08-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: East Cobb
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In many parts of suburban and urban Ohio, the mailboxes are on the houses, and the postman puts the mail in a bag and walks from house to house for delivery.
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It's like this in the suburban/urban Northeast as well.
Same as in British Columbia cities and towns. I didn't know parts of the US did it the same way. Thanks!
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Old 01-08-2010, 10:48 AM
 
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I've lived in neighborhoods where the mail is delivered on foot to mailboxes on houses...I've also lived in neighborhoods where the mail is delivered by vehicle to mailboxes on the street. I never thought about either one being more "country" than the other - they are simply different methods of delivery based on the placement of the mailboxes. .
Exactly. In the town I grew up in in NJ, we had our mailboxes on the house and walking delivery, and the town next to us had them at the curb with drive-up delivery. I guess that means we were right on the border of the "country"??? lol
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